Friday, May 22, 2015

Free symposium on June 4 on 'Documenting Culture in the Twenty-First Century'

The American Folklife Center is hosting a free symposium, "Documenting Culture in the Twenty-First Century," on June 4 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The event will examine the past and present of documenting culture and how technology has impacted archiving culture. (Stephen Winick photo: Documentary equipment past and present)

"Speakers will consider how evolving approaches to ethics, social justice, ownership rights and privacy are affecting the acquisition, stewardship and sharing of materials at repositories like the Library of Congress," says the Folklife Center. "They will also explore how such approaches are creating other, newer opportunities for archiving and sharing cultural resources." (Read more)

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